Marlboro College


Musicians Perform Chamber Music from the Baroque Era to the Twentieth Century at Marlboro College

Marlboro, VT—Past and present musicians with the Marlboro Music Festival will perform chamber music on Sunday, November 14, at 3:00 p.m. in Whittemore Theater at Marlboro College. Soprano Junko Watanabe, mezzo Mary Westbrook, flutist Valerie Chermiset, cellist Judith Serkin and pianist Luis Batlle will play music that spans the Baroque period to the Twentieth Century, including pieces by Handel, Ravel, Martinu, Villa-Lobos, Fauré and Roussel.

A native of Osaka, Japan, Junko Watanabe has a Master’s degree in opera performance from Osaka College and has performed extensively with opera companies in Osaka and at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Mass. In her tenth season with the New England Bach Festival, Mary Westbrook is a graduate of the New England Conservatory and has performed throughout the U.S. and Western Europe. Born in Brussels, Belgium, Valerie Chermiset is a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship and a graduate of Yale University. Since 1996, Chermiset has been the principal flutist for the “Absolute Ensemble” based in New York. Judith Serkin began her cello studies in Puerto Rico and attended the Curtis Institute of Music. Currently Serkin is a member of the Windham Ensemble in Vermont. Marlboro College Professor of Music Luis Batlle was born in Uruguay, studied music in Paris and Philadelphia and has performed extensively internationally.

This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Elena Sharnoff, Marlboro College Public Affairs Officer, at (802) 251-7644.


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